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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Zen saying), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Greek proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

You are only young once... but you can be immature your whole life.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at what kind of people are his friends and children.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

[aphorist] Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

[aphorist] H. G. Wells, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

[aphorist] E. B. White, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (388 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (361 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (452 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

[aphorist] H. H. Williams, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

[aphorist] Woodrow Wilson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

[aphorist] John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

[aphorist] Ludwig Wittgenstein, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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